David Warner, a vital part of the Australia cricket team, has chosen to retire from both One-Day Internationals and Test cricket to focus on family commitments. Despite being a crucial member of the World Cup-winning squad in India, Warner expressed his desire to step away from international cricket to devote more time to his family.
The Sydney Cricket Ground will host Warner’s farewell Test match against Pakistan, marking the end of a remarkable Test career. His contributions, both as an opener and a key figure in Australia’s batting lineup, have left an indelible mark on the sport.
Over the course of 161 One-Day Internationals since his debut in January 2009, Warner amassed 6,932 runs at an average of 45.30, including 22 centuries. His impressive record contributed significantly to Australia’s success in ODI cricket, culminating in two World Cup victories.
Warner’s decision to step away from international cricket stems from a desire to prioritize family commitments. While officially retiring from ODIs and Tests, Warner remains open to supporting the One-Day team if needed. The announcement underscores the challenges of balancing a demanding cricket career with personal life.